Plastic surgery has changed a lot in recent years with more men becoming interested in various procedures. Plastic surgery for men often includes the same treatments and procedures as for women, but with special attention given to meet the unique needs and desires of men. Just like with men’s facial plastic surgery, fillers for men can help create a more youthful appearance, but without the time and financial commitment of the more involved procedures.
Male Filler Injections
Filler injections for men are non-surgical treatments designed to fill out areas on the face and neck for a more youthful appearance. The injectable products can contain naturally occurring substances or synthetic ingredients – your doctor can help select the appropriate treatment for your needs. During your appointment, injections will be carefully made in the face’s soft tissue to restore volume.
These injections fill out wrinkles and fine lines, add volume to undereye areas, and reduce deep folds around the nose and mouth. They add definition and help reduce sagging around the jawline.
Male Dermal Fillers vs. Female
Male skin is tougher and different than a female’s, which means the dermal filler injection must be different. A skilled cosmetic surgeon will know to customize the treatment for each patient, selecting the right type of filler as well as the placement.
The goal with male patients is to preserve the facial structure and keep it masculine. Since men have larger bones and denser skin, a thicker filler may be necessary to get optimal results.
Another difference between men and women is how the fillers are used. In the early days, injectables plumped up the skin and added volume. Many women today still want that fullness to fill out wrinkles and have smooth, younger-looking skin. However, these newer fillers can do much more, which is often beneficial for men’s treatments, as well. For instance, fillers can slightly reshape a face by strengthening the jawline or bringing out a receding chin. In essence, they can help create a more masculine look.
What Should Men Expect from Filler Treatment
Before getting a filler treatment at Look Younger, the patient will have a consultation with Dr. Lapuerta. He will discuss the procedure and determine what your goals are to ensure optimal results.
When the procedure is performed, the treatment area will be cleaned and sterilized. Either a topical or local anesthetic may be given to the patient to reduce any discomfort. A number of small injections must be made to inject the filler where it is desired. After the treatment, the surgeon may use ice to numb the area and reduce the redness. The skin around the injection sites may be red and bruised, sometimes swollen.
The patient will see results right away from the male filler injections, but it can take up to two weeks for swelling and bruising to go away completely. Dermal fillers for men usually last from six to nine months when another treatment will be necessary to maintain the results.
Contact Us Today for Filler Treatment
If you want to enhance your looks, regardless of age or gender, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lapuerta to discuss. As a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lapuerta has performed thousands of filler injections and other cosmetic procedures. He is experienced in numerous plastic surgery for both genders, such as liposuction for men and women. Dr. Lapuerta stays updated on the latest trends and techniques to ensure you get the results you want. Contact us today for dermal fillers for men or the other procedures available, such as a tummy tuck in Houston, TX.